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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Budapest Food Walking Tour

Sample the best of Budapest on this 3-hour culinary walking tour. Your expert foodie guide will show you the local ingredients at the Great Market Hall and where to try a hot helping of goulash, a stew made Hungarian-style with paprika. You’ll also taste traditional sweets, seafood and local meats. As you walk, you’ll also have the chance to snap photos of top attractions like the bustling Andrássy Avenue and the towering structure of St. Stephen’s Basilica.


  • 3-hour Budapest food tour including the Central Market Hall, Central Pest and the Jewish quarter
  • Learn about Hungarian cuisine from a local guide, passionate about food
  • Sample salami, sausage, freshwater fish and award-winning chocolate
  • Visit Budapest Central Market Hall and a retro bar to enjoy a spritzer
  • Stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue and try some local Jewish specialties
  • Enjoy a bowl of Hungarian goulash near St Stephen’s Cathedral

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-do tour for all foodies and for those who want to get a real taste for the Hungarian culture!

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Food Walking Tour

Enjoy Hungarian delicacies on your Budapest food tour!

Over a century old, the Great Market Hall is beloved in Budapest, home to fresh produce and spices from all over the country. You’ll meet your guide here to begin your tour, perusing the rows of peppers, cheese and spices as you learn about food scene in the capital city.

Meat lovers will find many dishes to delight their taste buds when it comes to the Hungarian diet. But don’t despair, vegetarians: peppers, eggplant and other seasonal veggies also play a key role in recipes, and traditional plates like stuffed pancakes are often filled with rich cheeses.

Your next stop will be at a local café, where you can try out freshwater fish and delicious chocolate made in Pest. Then cleanse your palette with a Hungarian spritzer while discussing the popular drink list in Budapest.

Afterward, burn a few calories with a stroll to the Jewish Quarter, where you can admire the Great Synagogue and the area’s kosher bakeries and pastry shops. You’ll stop to sample traditional Jewish treats before making your way to the final stop.

As you cross the famous Andrássy Avenue, a noted UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll conclude your tour in an establishment close to St. Stephen’s Basilica. Savor Hungary's signature dish of dumplings and goulash before you go.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour and a greater guide! My sister and I have an absolutely amazing time on the Budapest Walking Tour. We were given great insights into the history of Budapest, it's culture and it's food. We were able to sample multiple local delicacies and spend an equal amount of time taking in the sights as well as eating food.
Our guide Agnes was lovely. She made an extra effort to personalize the experience for us when she got to know our personal interests. We truly loved spending the afternoon with her!
I highly recommend this to anyone interested in eating and having a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We highliy enjoyed this. Judith, although it was her first tour, gave us an experience we will never forget. Great way to get to know Budapest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved this tour! Agnes was an absolutely wonderful guide. She took us to a series of delightful places and was really open about talking about her experiences food-related and otherwise living in Budapest, so we were able to get a truly unique perspective on the city and country's history. She even followed up later by emailing some further recommendations for places to check out in the city, as well as recipes for Hungarian foods we'd sampled. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was amazing ! Informative guide of food and history of Budapest ! Highly reccommend ! Joni and Anna of Micigan !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

What a delight Agnes and her companion George were! The tour started in the vast food hall and wandered all through the lanes and boulevards of Budapest. We tasted everything from sausages to struedel and loved all of it. Agnes is a gem! Her English is perfect and her love of the city is contagious. We would recommend her tour to anyone visiting Budapest for the first time. A great afternoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was fantastic. Great sites, insight into the culture, and tasty food!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Best tour we took. Super guide. Wonderful stops. Lots of great food. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We were met promptly by our tour guide on Monday afternoon and guided around the Central Market Hall with options to see the basement for the fish and pickled vegetables. Throughout the city, we had samples of cottage cheese, cured meats, chocolate, fish (smoked, fried), spritzer, matzo ball soup made with goose, apple strudel, and goulash. It was professional, highly informative along with local history, well-paced with walking and rest, along with many opportunities to talk with vendors and take pictures. This was by far the best tour of our trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

By far the best tour I've done with Viator! Andrea was outstanding and we not only tried traditional foods but also some newer foods like chocolate s from up and coming places. Along the way we got a fantastic history lesson of life in Budapest under Nazi and Communist regimes. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Love it. Well worth the money

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